October is National Adopt A Shelter Dog Month.

HALO Animal Rescue and Jacksons Car Wash are partnering up to create awareness about the importance of animal rescue.

On Saturday at Tempe Marketplace, there will be a special adoption event -- including a free car wash if you adopt a homeless animal.

“With tens of thousands of homeless animals on the streets and in shelters across Maricopa County, the need for rescue awareness and adoptions is greater than ever,” said Sarah Acevedo, the community outreach manager of Jacksons Car Wash, in a release. “Partnering with HALO Animal Rescue and spotlighting the plight of homeless animals in the Valley is just one way we can help them fulfill their mission.”

The Jacksons Car Wash community program will give every new pet parent who opens their home and adopts a dog or cat at any HALO location, a free express car wash at any location in Arizona.

If you don't happen to adopt a pet, you can also participate by donating items, which include:

·New toys for cats and dogs
·Pup-Peroni and Beggin' Strip treats for dogs
·Small cat scoops
·Small to medium litter boxes
·Feliway calming collars for cats
·Comfort Zone calming collars for dogs.

To get more information, you can go to halorescue.org and to see which car wash locations are available, you can visit jacksonswash.com.